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Data protection

Data protection information from SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC

GMBH SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH takes the protection of personal data very seriously. We want you to know when we store which data and how we use it. We are subject to the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the supplementary regulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). To ensure that data protection regulations are observed by both us and our external service providers, we have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures.

This data protection notice applies to our online offerings. This includes websites, functions and content as well as external online presences, such as. our appearances on social media. This general data protection notice also serves to inform you about further processing of your personal data and our fulfillment of our information obligations towards you.

The terms used in this data protection notice, such as controller or personal data, are used in accordance with the definitions of the GDPR. For reasons of readability and thus also in the sense of a comprehensible conveyance of information, individual articles, paragraphs or similar are generally not mentioned.

1. Responsible body

The person responsible within the meaning of the GDPR and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is

Robert-Bosch-Strasse 1-3
79211 Denzlingen Germany
Tel.: +49 7666 9080
Email: info@schoelly.de
Website: www.schoelly.de

2. General information on the processing of personal data

This privacy policy applies to data, including personal data, collected about you by SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH. Personal data is data or a combination of individual data by which you can be identified. We process your personal data in compliance with the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and the European General Data Protection Regulation. Under no circumstances will we pass on your personal data to third parties outside the B. Braun Group (B. Braun Locations), to which SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH belongs, for advertising or marketing purposes without your consent.

As an international company, we use external service providers. To the extent that the data processed is personal data, appropriate contractual agreements and organizational measures have been taken in accordance with applicable law to ensure the security of your data. Our external service providers are bound to our instructions and are regularly checked.

In our company, compliance with the legal provisions and this declaration is monitored by our data protection officers. Our employees have been trained in handling personal data and have been obliged in writing to comply with data protection regulations.

It is generally possible to use our website without providing any personal data. As far as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis, as far as possible.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via email) can have security gaps. We try to protect your data from unauthorized access by third parties through precautions such as pseudonymization, data economy, compliance with deletion deadlines and taking into account the current state of technology. Despite these protective measures, we cannot completely rule out unlawful processing by third parties.

3. Data processing when accessed from the Internet

When you visit our website, our web servers temporarily save every access in a log file. The following data is collected and processed until automated deletion:

  • Anonymized IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Access status/http status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Recognition data of the browser and operating system used
  • Language and version of the browser software
  • Name and URL of the retrieved data, content of the request
  • Message as to whether the retrieval was successful
  • Website from which access is made
  • Name of your Internet access provider

When using this website for purely informational purposes, we only collect the personal data that is technically necessary for the display, use of the website (connection establishment), system security, system stability, technical administration of the network infrastructure and optimization of the Internet offering. The legal basis is a legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. f GDPR).

You have the option to object to this data processing. If you object to the use of the data, we would like to point out that only limited use of our services may be possible.

Beyond the cases mentioned above, these personal data will not be processed unless you expressly consent to further processing (further information can be found in this data protection declaration under point no. 5 “Consent” and under point no. 13 "Use of Cookies".)

4. Purpose of processing

In accordance with the principle of data avoidance and data minimization of the General Data Protection Regulation, we only process personal data on our website if it is either necessary for the purpose you have requested, if we are obliged to do so by legal regulations or a contract, if we have a legitimate interest and/or if you provide this to us voluntarily.

When you enter personal or business data (e.g. email address, name, address), your data is disclosed on an expressly voluntary basis.

We process your contact, business and business-relevant data based on legal regulations as part of the existing or upcoming business relationship. By entering your data, you also agree that the data entered will be processed for the legitimate purpose or for the purpose you have specified. The data you provide will only be processed by us for as long as the purpose requires and will be deleted after the purpose has been fulfilled or after the respective retention periods have expired. It will not be processed for any other purpose. If you object to the processing of your data, we would like to point out that only limited use of our services may be possible.

The following are ways we may use the data:

Due to legal regulations:

  • Enforcing our Terms and Conditions
  • Managing our business
  • Protecting against or identifying possible fraudulent transactions

Due to contractual purposes:

  • Processing payments for purchases and other services
  • Processing your application documents

Due to our legitimate interest:

  • Determining the effectiveness of our advertising
  • Development of new products and services
  • Analyze the use of our products, services and websites
  • Knowledge of how you arrived at our website
  • Stability and security of website display

5. Consent

Your personal data will only be processed based on legal permission or your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). Your consent to processing can be revoked at any time with future effect. Your consent to the processing of your personal data may be required in various cases:

  • To receive newsletters (further information under point 17)
  • Sending samples, products and information
  • Registration for competitions, programs or offers at your request
  • Delivery of other services we have offered to you
  • Surveys on our websites
  • Develop and deliver advertising tailored to your interests
  • Contact us via contact form or email (further information under point 15)

6. Storage period

Your data will only be stored by SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH for as long as it is necessary for specific purposes. Consequently, your data will be deleted by SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH if:

  • The corresponding legal basis for processing your data no longer exists,
  • The purpose of processing your data no longer exists,
  • If you revoke your consent to the processing of your data,
  • A legal obligation that requires deletion,
  • or you have objected to the processing of your personal data, unless there are statutory retention periods.

For example, the Tax Code (AO) or the Commercial Code (HGB) provide for certain retention periods. Only then can SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH permanently delete your data. This does not apply to data whose deletion requires disproportionate effort. In such a case, SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH has a legitimate interest in storing your data in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

7. Automated decision making

In principle, we do not use fully automated decision-making in accordance with Art. 22 GDPR to establish and implement the business relationship. If we use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform you separately if this is required by law. We process some of your data automatically with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects (profiling). For example, we use profiling to specifically provide products that are of interest to you.

8. Obligation to provide personal data

As part of our business relationship, you must provide the personal data that is necessary for the establishment and implementation of the respective business relationship and the fulfillment of the associated contractual obligations or which we are legally obliged to collect. Without this data, we will generally not be able to enter into the business relationship with you and fulfill the resulting obligations.

9. Links

SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH's online offering may contain links to third-party websites, over whose content SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH has no influence. After clicking on a link, you leave the area of ​​responsibility of SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH.

10. Protection of minors

As a general rule, children and persons under the age of 18 do not transmit personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not solicit personal information from children and we promise not to knowingly collect, use in any way, or disclose without authorization to third parties any personal information from children.

11. Transmission of data via the Internet

The Internet is a globally open platform. Due to the inherent nature of the Internet and the system-related risks, any data transmissions you initiate are at your own risk. For your security, we only offer our services via encrypted transmission channels.

12. Data transfer to third countries (non-EU countries)

We only transfer your data to countries outside the European Economic Area (third countries)

  • if necessary to execute your orders,
  • it is required by law or
  • You have given us your consent

If we transfer your data to a third country or to an international organization, this will generally be done in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR. In addition, in accordance with the principle of data minimization, we only transmit data that is limited to the minimum necessary.

In some cases, we use service providers whose headquarters, parent company or sub-service providers are based in a third country. Your data will only be transferred if the European Commission has decided that an adequate level of protection exists in a third country (Art. 45 GDPR), appropriate guarantees are provided (e.g. standard contractual clauses issued by the European Commission) and you as the data subject Enforceable rights and effective legal remedies are available to the individual. We have contractually regulated compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation and its requirements with the service providers.

13. Use of cookies

We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and that your browser saves. They do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our offering more user-friendly, effective and secure. Some cookies (so-called “functional cookies”, e.g. for language settings and ordering processes) are those that are absolutely necessary to ensure essential functions of the website. Without this, the website cannot be used as intended.

A distinction must be made between two types of cookies:

  • Transient cookies: Most of the cookies we use are so-called “transient cookies”, especially "session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit when you return to our website within the same session.
  • Persistent cookies: Other cookies, so-called “persistent cookies” are only automatically deleted on your device after a specified period of time (varies depending on the type of cookie).

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If you reject the use of cookies (a possible setting in your browser), you can still use our website (possibly restricted). Further information on cookies can be found in our Cookie Policy

14. Security measures

We have taken extensive precautions to protect the security of your data. Your data transmitted to us, e.g. B. entered into HTML pages (contact forms) are transmitted and processed in encrypted form (SSL - Secure Socket Layer) via the public data network to SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH.

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as those responsible for the operation of the site. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the browser's address line changing from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

15. Processing your communication requests

If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us in order to process the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent. The data arising in this context will be deleted after storage is no longer necessary, or processing will be restricted if there are statutory retention requirements.

16. Disclosure of data to third parties

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties unless you have given us prior consent. Excluded from this is the transfer to service providers, such as parcel service providers or shipping companies, if the transfer is necessary for order processing or delivery of the goods.

The logistics service providers receive the data required for delivery for their own responsibility. We limit ourselves to sending the data necessary for delivery.

In addition, other service providers are involved in contract initiation and processing, such as IT service providers or the hosting service provider for the website. These companies work for SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH as part of so-called order processing and are only allowed to use the personal data according to our instructions. SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH has contractually obliged these service providers to comply with the German data protection level and monitors them.

Also excluded is the transmission of data for order processing or delivery of goods or services or for accounting and billing purposes. In all these cases, the transfer takes place in accordance with the applicable national and European data protection regulations; The scope of the data transmitted is limited to the necessary minimum.

17. Newsletter data

If you register for a newsletter offered, you agree that your name and email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided will be processed. You also confirm that you agree to receive the newsletter.

Your data will only be processed for the newsletter you have requested; your data will not be used for any other purposes. We will also not pass on your data to third parties. By sending a registration email with a confirmation link, our registration system ensures that you actually want the newsletter you have selected (so-called double opt-in procedure). You can revoke your consent to the processing of the data, the e-mail address and their use to send the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

18. Use of Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, your data will be processed by Google Analytics. For this purpose, data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices are assigned to a pseudonymous user ID in order to analyze a user's activities (performance tracking) across devices.

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We would like to point out that the level of data protection in the USA is not comparable to that in the EU. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been expanded to include IP anonymization on this website in order to ensure that IP addresses are recorded anonymously. This means that the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

We process the following statistical data using Google Analytics:

  • Frequency of page views and which page is accessed and how often
  • Number of users
  • Bounce rate (page is closed again after a page view) Session duration (average duration of all users)
  • Country from which the website was accessed and which region the user comes from
  • From which sources users come
  • Events and conversions (How many users perform certain actions such as clicks, scrolling, file downloads, etc.)
  • Technical details such as device category, browser and screen resolution with which the user accesses our website

On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the activities on our site and to provide us with other services related to your use.

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your voluntarily given consent.

You can find more information about Google's terms of use and data protection here and here.

The data we send and associated with cookies, user identifiers (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 2 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached is carried out automatically once a month.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on for the browser you are using to deactivate Google Analytics .

A so-called opt-out cookie prevents your data from being collected in the future when you visit this website. However, to prevent collection across different devices, you must opt ​​out on all devices you use. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set for the device you are currently using.

19. Use of social media

SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH operates its own pages on various social networks in order to enable an exchange with interested users or customers and to inform them about the product portfolio, solutions and knowledge of SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH. SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH itself does not process any usage data in social networks and can only evaluate and use anonymized data from LinkedIn, for example. This may result in data transfers of usage data to countries outside the European Union. Furthermore, the usage data collected is processed for marketing purposes, for example to define target groups and then display targeted advertising material to them on the respective social media platform. To make this possible, cookies are often stored by the social network/the respective social network provider, which contain the online behavior, interests, etc. of the users. Usage profiles on the respective platforms may also contain data that is stored independently of the end device. The legal basis for this type of data processing is the legitimate interest of SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH in functional and stable communication with users via the respective online presence. If necessary, the social media providers may ask you for your consent to the respective data processing. In this case, the legal basis for data processing would be precisely this consent.

As a data subject, you can assert various rights against those responsible (more information under point 22). Please note, however, that exercising these data subject rights generally makes the most sense if you assert them directly with the platform provider. As a rule, only the platform providers have direct access to the processed data and are the only ones who can take appropriate measures. Of course, we are at your disposal if you have any further questions in this regard.

Detailed information about data processing in connection with the use of our offers on these platforms, options for objection and the assertion of information rights can be found in the data protection declaration of the relevant platform operator.

20. Social media

It may happen that third-party content is used on SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH's website. These are available in the form of YouTube videos.

We do not use any social media plug-ins from the Facebook, X, LinkedIn, Xing platforms on our website.

We offer links to our profiles on Xing, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram in the footer of our website.

For the networks Xing, LinkedIn, X and Facebook, only when you click on one of the icons will a connection to the respective social network be established.

If you are on a SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH website that includes third-party content, a connection may be established with the respective social network. This allows the content of the buttons to be transmitted to your browser and integrated into the website. This means that the respective provider always receives the information that you have accessed the SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH website. It is irrelevant whether you are a member of a social network or not logged into one. Furthermore, regardless of whether you actually interact with the embedded content, information is automatically collected by the social network. The following data can be transmitted: IP address, browser information and operating systems, screen resolution, installed browser plugins (e.g. Adobe Flash Player), origin of the visitor (if you followed a link) and the URL of the current page. If you are logged into one of the social networks while using the SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH website, the information about accessing the website may be linked to your member data and stored. If you are a member of a social network and do not wish this data transfer, you must log out of the social network before using the social media links within the SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH website.

SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH has no influence on the amount of data collected through social networks. Please refer to the data protection regulations of the respective social network for the type, scope and purpose of data processing, information about further processing of the data as well as your related rights and setting options to protect your privacy. You also have the option of blocking social media plugins using add-ons in your browser and thus preventing data transmission.

20.1 Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook links

Links to the Facebook network, provider Meta Platforms Inc. (USA), are integrated on our pages. You can recognize the Facebook link by the Facebook logo on our site.

When you visit our pages and use the share link, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is processed by Facebook when you use the share function.

Further information can be found in Facebook's data protection declaration at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please do not use the “share” function.

20.2 Data protection declaration for the use of X-links (formerly Twitter)

Our pages contain links to the X Twitter Inc. (USA) service. By using X-links, the websites you visit are linked to your X account. Data is also transferred to X. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by X. Further information can be found in X's data protection declaration at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your data protection settings at X in your account settings at https://twitter.com/

 If you do not want X to be able to assign your visit to our pages to your X user account, please do not use the “share” function.

20.3 Data protection declaration for the use of LinkedIn links

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Inc. (USA). When using a LinkedIn link, a connection is established to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the "Share button" and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account.

We would like to point out that, as providers of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by LinkedIn. Further information can be found in LinkedIn's privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

20.3.1 LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms

SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH uses the “Lead Gen Forms” format on LinkedIn. The format involves forms that have already been partially pre-filled with LinkedIn profile data, with which users can, for example, register for a SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH event or request to be contacted, depending on the content of the form. Users who have filled out and submitted such a form on LinkedIn are considered data subjects and can assert various rights against those responsible (more information from point 22). Since the form can only be sent if the user consents to data processing, the legal basis is “consent”.

20.4 Data protection declaration for the use of XING links

Our website contains links to the XING network. The provider is XING AG (Germany). When you use Xing links on one of our pages, a connection is established to XING servers. To our knowledge, personal data is not processed. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or usage behavior is evaluated.

Further information about data protection and the XING Share button can be found in the XING data protection declaration at https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

20.5 Data protection declaration for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The website is operated by YouTube LLC (USA). If you want to watch a YouTube video on one of our pages, you must explicitly agree to the data protection declaration. Only then is a connection to the YouTube servers established and the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information on how user data is handled can be found in YouTube's privacy policy at: https://www.youtube.com/intl/ALL_de/howyoutubeworks/user-settings/privacy/

21. Applications

When applying to us, the data you provide - such as your contact details and qualifications - will only be used to process the application process.

Your data will be passed on internally to the responsible department managers. We process your personal data for the purpose of your application for an employment relationship, to the extent that this is necessary for the decision to establish an employment relationship with us.

Furthermore, we can process personal data about you to the extent that this is necessary to defend against legal claims asserted against us from the application process.

Your data will generally be deleted 6 months after completion of the application process, unless there are other agreements with the applicant (see, among other things, inclusion in the applicant pool). If your application is followed by the conclusion of an employment contract, the data will be included in the personnel file.

21.1 How long is your data stored?

We store your personal data for as long as necessary to decide on your application. If an employment relationship does not come about between you and us, we may continue to store data to the extent this is necessary to defend against possible legal claims. The application documents will be deleted 6 months after the rejection decision is announced, unless longer storage is necessary due to legal disputes.

21.2 Inclusion in the applicant pool

If we do not currently have a suitable position available for your application - for example as part of an unsolicited application - we will be happy to include your application in an applicant pool. However, this requires your consent, which we will ask you for in such a case.

If your application documents in the applicant pool are not used by us within one year, your application documents will be automatically deleted.

21.3 No automated decision making

No automated decision is made in individual cases, which means that the decision about your application is not based exclusively on automated processing.

21.4 Job alert

The job alert is a notification function that provides new job offers to users who have subscribed to the service. Users have the opportunity to register and be informed when a new job is available in the desired category. Registration takes place via double opt-in. Users can unsubscribe from job alerts by clicking the link in the email. For this purpose, the email address and the job alert settings are processed. The data is stored until the user unsubscribes from the job alert.

22. Your rights as a data subject

You have the right at any time to:

Free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing as well as:

  • correction,
  • blocking,
  • deletion of this data,
  • Receiving your data in a structured, common and machine-readable format (right to data portability),
  • Withdrawal of your consent to the processing of your personal data,
  • Complaint to the relevant supervisory authority
  • Objection to processing based on legitimate interest

You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time if this is carried out by SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH for legitimate interests (according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). As a result, the processing of your data will be stopped unless SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH can justify continued processing based on legal requirements or based on legitimate interests. This is the case, for example, if data is still required in order to be able to enforce legal claims.

Objection to processing for direct marketing purposes

You can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time (“advertising objection”). Please let us know via datenschutz(at)schoelly.de.

For this purpose and for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us via datenschutz(at)schoelly.de or under point 23 “Your contact persons in data protection matters”. Upon request, we will inform you in writing in accordance with applicable law whether and which personal data about you is being processed by us.

23. Your contact person for data protection matters

The person responsible has appointed a data protection officer. The contact details are:

Robert-Bosch-Str. 1-3
79211 Denzlingen

You can contact us at datenschutz(at)schoelly.de.

If you would like to exercise your right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority, please contact the following address:

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg
Lautenschlagerstraße 20
70173 Stuttgart


As of: March 15, 2024